With millions of Australians participating in them, and with the associations themselves numbering in the hundreds of thousands, unincorporated associations truly are social entities. They variously include sports clubs, charities, cultural and arts and environmental organisations, and churches. “The vast majority of Australians participate in unincorporated associations,” says Matthew Turnour in “Should Australians Have a ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal contains the following articles: “Equity and the Modern Forfeiture Rule” – Samantha Hepburn; “Shining a Light on the Dark Corners of Philanthropy: The Next Step in the ACNC Regulation Project” – Amanda R Lekamge; and “Climate Activism and the Extraordinary Emergency Defence” – Dr Nicole Rogers. This Part also includes the following sections: Current Issues; Letter to the Editor; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Class Actions; and Obituary.
Increasingly, the system of private certification of buildings is being slated, by those with expertise and knowledge in the area, as one of the main factors accounting for the crisis in the residential building industry in NSW. Construction lawyer, Jessica Rippon, is forthright in identifying private certification as a contributing factor, in her article “Closing ...more
Over 40 million people are living and working as slaves in the world today. It is a staggering figure. It is outrageous! In the current issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal (C&SLJ), Vol 37 No 2, Justine Nolan and Nana Frishling argue that globalisation has spurred the growth of modern slavery (including servitude, ...more
EPLJ Special Issue on Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and their Environmental Nexus
This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal (EPLJ Vol 36 Part 5 ), compiled by Guest Editor, Professor Cameron Holley (UNSW Sydney and PLuS Alliance Fellow) brings together the contributions of leading environmental and energy law and governance experts to distil insights from Australia and the globe and examine the role of law in governing energy transitions, and law and governance mechanisms might be needed to better govern energy transitions and their nexus with the environment. The Introduction to this Special issue – Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and their Environmental Nexus (by Cameron Holley, Amanda Kennedy, Tariro Mutongwizo and Clifford Shearing) provides a brief overview and synthesises lessons from each article featured.
For over a thousand years – at least – mediation and arbitration have been practised in the English-speaking world. In fact, arbitration as a dispute settling mechanism is probably as old as human society itself, suggests Tom Bathurst in his survey of the history of arbitration published in the Building and Construction Law Journal (BCL). ...more
China’s “Belt and Road” initiative (BRI) describes a vast international system of trade facilitation, infrastructure development, investment, and financial integration. With over 80 countries and regions participating in it, its touchstones are interconnection among states and their co-operation for mutual benefit. Institutional support for the BRI is provided by sources such as the Asian Infrastructure ...more
“Corporate structures are a haven for those seeking to minimise payment of employee entitlements, and the mechanisms are diverse,” writes Professor Helen Anderson in the current issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal (Vol 36 Pt 7). In “Piercing the Corporate Veil to Reach the Money for Employees: Why, How and Where to Next?”, ...more
The Australian Law Journal is pleased to welcome Professor Stuart Kaye as the new Section Editor of the International Focus column, taking over from Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz who will be working on his last column in the December issue. Stuart Kaye is Director and Senior Professor of Law at the University of Wollongong within the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security. He was formerly a Dean and Winthrop Professor of Law at the University of Western Australia, and held a Chair in Law at the University of Melbourne from 2006 to 2010. He completed his degrees in arts and law from the University of Sydney, and completed his doctorate in law at Dalhousie University. He is admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Tasmania, and Queensland.
The University of Queensland Law School, in partnership with The Australian Law Journal (ALJ), will host the conference on Religious Freedom following the report of the Religious Freedom Review, led by former Attorney-General Philip Ruddock. The event will take place at The University of Queensland, St Lucia on Saturday, 6 April 2019 from 9am to 5pm. Some papers that will be presented at the conference will be published in a special edition of the ALJ.